If Tooele County Babe Ruth Baseball, T-Ball and Machine Pitch leagues are as fun to play as they are to watch, the players are having the time of their young lives out on the field.
On the sidelines, parents cheer for hits and misses. Coaches give gentle reminders on how to hold the bat and try to keep players focused on hitting and running. One parent at a T-Ball game wistfully remembered the time dandelions decorated the field and a team of mostly 5-year-old players got distracted from chasing balls by taking breaks to pick dandelions and blow the seeds into the air.
The players may have found their distractions, but all came to play baseball. They hit pop flys and grounders, tossed the ball to first and tagged bases. The games ended in good will and high fives while sportsmanship won, fun abounded, the love of the game expanded and everyone enjoyed a great time at the ballpark.
Francie Aufdemorte is photo editor for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin. A Tooele County native, she graduated from Tooele High School in 1989, and with a degree in English from the University of Utah in 2001. She next studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in 2005, from which she earned a certificate of completion. Her ties to community journalism begin in 2005 when she worked for the Magna Times for two years, handling everything from classified advertising to editing and proofing news stories. While there she also created and maintained a new website for the newspaper. In 2007, she opened a Salt Lake-based studio called Book Cliff Photography. As principle photographer, she worked both editorial and commercial assignments, including portraiture and weddings. As photo editor, Aufdemorte photographs news, features, sports and advertising for the Transcript-Bulletin and supplemental publications, while also managing and assigning the newspaper’s freelance photographers.
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